A remarkable ride from the break-of-the day saw Lotto Soudal’s Matthew Holmes take his first WorldTour victory on Willunga Hill. Second place was more than enough for Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) to claim the ochre jersey for the second time in his career, rampaging away from the rest of the field and a fading overnight leader Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott).
Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) rocketed past Deceuninck-Quickstep’s Sam Bennett to grab is second stage victory at the Tour Down Under. Richie Porte retains the ochre jersey for Trek-Segafredo but his lead is cut in half to three seconds as Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) grabbed time at both intermediate sprints.
Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) stormed away on the final climb to take victory by five seconds from Team Sunweb’s Robert Power and Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). The addition of a ten second win bonus gives the Tasmanian a six second lead over defending champion Daryl Impey with two stages to come.